It proved a massive hit at both the Brighton Fringe and at the Bridewell Theatre. Now Pam Gems’ Piaf, is to transfer to Charing Cross Theatre for a five-week season from December 1.
This new production of the celebrated play features Edith Piaf’s most famous songs, including La Vie En Rose, Millord and Piaf’s signature tune Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.
It also celebrates the 100th anniversary of her birthday on December 19.
The legendary French chanteuse was dubbed the “little sparrow”. Her life took her from the streets of Paris to Carnegie Hall in an extraordinary rise to fame.
But it was to prove to be a whirlwind of success and tragedy. A life lived without regret, she died at the age of 47 in 1963.
Piaf vividly captures the glamour and squalor, the rise and fall of the complex, fragile, and enigmatic performer, who continues to be remembered and revered today for her exceptional voice and extraordinary life.
Pam Gems’ play received its world premiere in 1978, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and subsequently transferred to the West End and Broadway.
The cast of this production, which will be directed by Jari Laakso, includes Cameron Leigh as Piaf, Valerie Cutko and Samantha Spurgin.